Erica Wachs ‘18: Interviewed in ShoutOut LA

February 20, 2024

We had the good fortune of connecting with Erica Wachs and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Erica, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I didn’t always think I would be a writer. In high school, writing was something I did while I focused my efforts on cultural diplomacy.

All that changed when I started college, and found myself enrolling in far more English and Creative Writing classes than Global Affairs ones. I had always been a theater kid — participating in my school shows; writing short plays about closeted queer teens (of which I was one) — but it wasn’t until my Intro to Creative Writing Professor, Richard Deming, told me that playwriting was my medium; I had an ear for dialogue. It was so obvious a calling that I almost missed it.

Read the whole interview here.

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